is there a tutorial to make a smooth arched surface with rounded edges?
This customer question pops up from time to time.
Or is this a good example for SubDs?
arched_surface_with_rounded_edges.3dm (330.8 KB)
I think you wanted to attach something different…
this is a nice tutorial. It’s similar to the level 2 training example.
I think my customer is looking for a simpler surface, and no patch.
For the example given, Patch seems ok.
Are you thinking of more challenging surfaces?
I agree, patch is fairly satisfying result but I suspect the down side is the reverse in curvature approaching the corners.
Here’s a maybe too-complicated way - with Loose loft. With straights and true arcs on the corners, (i.e. G1 only) a really nice bubble is tricky, it seems to me.
arched_surface_with_rounded_edges_maybe.3dm (375.3 KB)
Pascal is right, changing curvature in the corners is not beautiful.
this is a very good start, but hard to get the perfect result.
I thought SubD could be the way. But I am SubD beginner.
Hi Michael - subD might be OK but you will not get the full arc shape - it will flatten out as it approaches the edges. Also, if you can compromise the arcs on the corners, there is more you can do with surfaces as well, I would say - that is, make the corners G2 to the sides.